The Valentine Foundation funds women and girl serving nonprofits and programs in the Philadelphia region. Their Leadership Fund supports training for women in the sector who want to increase their impact from day to day programming to to visionary leading. Hear from an early board member, a prior grantee and their partner from LaSalle’s Nonprofit Center to get all the details. Stay tuned on this page for application materials by early January.
Germantown Avenue Owners Powered Up Their Businesses
CCP’s Power Up Your Business training helped Germantown Avenue businesses thrive through the pandemic. Listen to owners of @ARTrageousBrush, @malelanimtairy6734 and @Nostalgiceyecare share their stories on Vanessa’s Money Hour, November 21, 2020.
The Philadelphia Public Banking Coalition has advocated for a Philly Public Bank for years and it’s finally picking up steam. Learn how this could impact you and your wallet during my interview with coalition members, Beth Finn and Stan Shapiro. Let’s keep Philly tax revenues working for Philly residents, not Wall Street investors.
Interview with Edgar Villanueva, author of Decolonizing Wealth: Indigenous Wisdom to Heal Divides and Restore Balance. We discuss the 7 steps he outlines for the foundation industry to lead the reparations movement by “Decolonizing Wealth.” These steps acknowledge and address the fact that the source of U.S. wealth is stolen land, labor and bodies from Native and African Americans. All organizations and individuals interested in moving money toward economic justice can follow these steps.
Vanessa is joined by Patricia Grattis, who teaches a class “Making the Most of your Money” as well as classes through PASCEP at Temple University. During the conversation they talked about using tools like incorporating automated savings into your budget, provided tips on how to save for retirement, and an overview of some of the major steps you can take to improve (or hurt) your financial future. Many of the tools they mention are available here on the site!